Finding Solace in Artistry
I started drawing very young, as all children do. But as most children stop at some point due to other interests, this WAS my interest.
I delved into the Arts (Art & Music) and continued my education as an “Art Special”, finding solace in music and the visual arts.
Always an introvert, I was inspired by my father’s encouragement to see beyond the obvious and I found a way to outwardly express myself through these outlets.
I was particularly drawn to pen & ink, watercolour painting, acrylic painting and sculpting, and my creativity seemed to flourish as I refined my skill set.
When my kids were born, I allowed my saxophone, clarinet, piano & easel to collect dust while I used my sewing skills to make a living.
Ultimately, I worked in the corporate world and tried to keep creative on the side.
We had quite the creative household with my growing family and they are very unique in their creative abilities and my children have thrived into the young adults they are today. They are my pride & joy.
Many artists have artistically enthused me over the years , from the Grand Masters to Contemporary, but the Canadian history of art is particularly significant to THIS proud Canadian.
Tom Thomson, Lawren Harris, AJ Casson, Alex Colville, Robert Bateman, David McEown are just a few.
After leaving the corporate world, I once again turned to art full time; sharing my passion for art, teaching art, and originating and designing my own conceptions of art.
I also enjoy nature walks (always with my camera – to capture the unexpected opportunity of a perfect sunset, an early morning fog or a close-up of a flower in that moment of perfection), reading and listening to an eclectic array of music, including Jazz, Classical, Classic Rock, Easy Listening, even Metal …. just about anything that is creative.
In addition to creating my own artwork, I have the honour & pleasure of sharing & instructing art as:
Art Circle & Seniors Create
~ BE SOCIAL ~ BE CREATIVE ~
BE.WILDER YOURSELF ~
“IT’S NOT AN ART CLASS,
BUT A SOCIAL EVENT WHERE YOU PAINT”
~ Social Painting with Friends ~
~ Private Painting Parties ~
~ Private Art Instruction ~
~ Corporate Team Building ~
~ No Painting Experience Required ~
~ All Materials Supplied ~
I instruct art with seniors in Retirement Homes.
It is very rewarding to bring back that creative outlet to seniors who don’t have the materials or the room any longer since moving to the retirement home.
Classes can be tailored to accommodate all levels or creative skill and interest.
Drawing Classes, Extreme Colouring Classes, Watercolour Painting Classes, Painting Events with Acrylics
I would love to consider any additional types of art classes that a Retirement Home Activity Director or the residents might be interested in.